BASIS Chandler began the 2016–17 school year in a brand new two story facility. Having two floors affords the younger grades a dedicated downstairs space, while giving students in grades 8–12 the entire upper section of the building. Located across the street from BASIS Chandler Primary South, the new school has modernized science labs, a full-sized gymnasium, and is ideally positioned to meet the needs of current and future BASIS Chandler families for years to come.
Boosted by the impressive academic outcomes of the 2015–16 year, and the addition of a state-of-the-art building, BASIS Chandler looks forward to another year of achievement.
Highlights from the 2015–2016 school year:
- BASIS Chandler earned national recognition from The Washington
Post and U.S. News & World Report, making Washington Post’s “Top
Performing U.S. Schools with Elite Students” list, and receiving a
bronze medal on the U.S. News “Best High Schools” list.
- BASIS Chandler was named the Top Junior Division School at
the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair. Students received the
following special awards at the Fair: Outstanding Achievement and
Forward Thinking in the Field of Computer Science; Naval Science
Award; U.S. Air Force Award of Achievement; ISEF (International
Science and Engineering Fair) Junior Observer Award; 3rd Place
Junior Division Computer Science; 1st Place Elementary Engineering;
1st Place Junior Division Computer Science.
- Eight students earned a perfect score on the SAT Math exam.
- In 2015, BASIS Chandler teacher Dr. Patricia Pearson attended the
annual “Investing in Arizona’s Future” dinner as the runner-up for
2015 Economic Education Teacher of the Year.
- The Bobcat Academic Decathlon team finished 2nd in the Division
III National Academic Decathlon. One student finished with the third
highest score in the country, earning three gold medals including
a perfect score in Language and Literature.
- The Class of 2016 (49 students) took 578 AP Exams with a passing rate